poulan 4000 chainsaw issues


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Old 02-24-15, 11:47 AM
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poulan 4000 chainsaw issues

I was given a Poulan 4000 chainsaw to buck some logs. The stupid thing won't start. I'm sure it's a carb adjustment issue. I've tried adjusting it from scratch but it won't even start to tune it. Any thoughts on what I can do?
 
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Old 02-24-15, 12:49 PM
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Is this an old saw?
How often does it get used?
I've found it's more often then not trying to run it with old fuel or a dirty carburetor then any adjustments being needed.
A big help is to never run ethanol fuel in it or at least add an additive to counter act the effects of it.
Not going to use for a while dump out the left over fuel and let it run until it stops.
 
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Old 02-24-15, 01:42 PM
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It is an older saw. The guy I got it from can't remember when it was run last. It was dry when I got it though. No fluids in it. I'm pretty sure I have ethanol free gas too.
 
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Old 02-24-15, 01:45 PM
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Also I had it running for a bit but then it died when I took the choke off and wouldn't start again or even sound like it wanted to.
 
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Old 02-24-15, 03:46 PM
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Sure sign of a messed up carburetor.
Does not take much to mess up those tiny orifices.
I do not even mess with trying to rebuild them I just replace them.
 
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Old 02-24-15, 03:58 PM
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Have you made sure the air filter is clean? checked the fuel line and filter? checked the sparkplug?
 
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Old 02-24-15, 04:41 PM
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Air filter cleaned thoroughly and a brand new spark plug. Fuel line and filter might be a possibility. I was trying to avoid getting too in depth as I don't have a lot of spare time.
 
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Old 02-24-15, 05:03 PM
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I've been looking all day for a replacement carb but they're not made any more. Should I try the repair kit?
 
 

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